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This paper discusses Beyonce’s Lemonade, a visual album released in 2016, and Ntzake Shange’s famous choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. The paper will seek to put in conversation the two works and analyze their commentary on redefining the traditional narrative while also working to understand Black Womanhood and the pain, trauma, reconciliation, and healing that comes with it. My Canterbury project will look at the ways in which Shange’s For Colored Girls and Beyonce’s visual text Lemonade merge arts and literature to create a space of healing and renewal for Black women today.
Yonan, Nadia, "Challenging the Traditional Narrative: A Discussion on Ntzake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf and Beyoncé’s Lemonadex" (2020). Canterbury Scholars. 11.